The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 223 267 272
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +5
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 39 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.52% 0.19% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 0.38% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 4
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -39.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £18,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £28,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -
Sophos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3451 4175 4212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 45.62% 48.48% 49.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2744 3404 3622
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Sophos
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region.

Sophos Salary Trend in the East of England

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the East of England

Sophos
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +13 20 £45,000 -
Suffolk +17 8 £20,000 -27.27%
Essex -3 5 £30,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £21,250 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £27,500 -
Norfolk - 1 £32,500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos.

1 71 (91.03%) Microsoft
2 65 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 62 (79.49%) MS Exchange
3 62 (79.49%) Windows
4 59 (75.64%) DNS
5 56 (71.79%) VMware
6 55 (70.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 54 (69.23%) DHCP
8 51 (65.38%) Cisco
8 51 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (61.54%) VMware ESX
9 48 (61.54%) Backup Exec
10 46 (58.97%) Citrix
11 45 (57.69%) SQL Server
12 44 (56.41%) vSphere
13 40 (51.28%) Firewall
14 37 (47.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 36 (46.15%) XenDesktop
15 36 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
16 35 (44.87%) Symantec
16 35 (44.87%) Norton AntiVirus
17 34 (43.59%) Blackberry
17 34 (43.59%) SQL Server 2000
17 34 (43.59%) Veritas
17 34 (43.59%) IIS
17 34 (43.59%) Windows 2000
17 34 (43.59%) NetBackup
17 34 (43.59%) Clustering
17 34 (43.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (43.59%) vCloud

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 62 (79.49%) MS Exchange
2 55 (70.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (47.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 34 (43.59%) IIS
6 8 (10.26%) IBM Notes
7 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.56%) ArcGIS
9 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
9 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (1.28%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) MS Office
2 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) S-PLUS
3 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (75.64%) DNS
2 54 (69.23%) DHCP
3 40 (51.28%) Firewall
4 24 (30.77%) VPN
5 12 (15.38%) SAN
6 7 (8.97%) VoIP
7 6 (7.69%) SNMP
7 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.85%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.28%) PABX
10 1 (1.28%) Internet
10 1 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.28%) Wireless
10 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 34 (43.59%) SQL Server 2000
2 34 (43.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.41%) MySQL
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (43.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Support Assistant
5 9 (11.54%) IT Support Assistant
5 9 (11.54%) IT Assistant
5 9 (11.54%) IT Support
6 8 (10.26%) Desktop Support
6 8 (10.26%) Desktop Analyst
6 8 (10.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Sales Executive
9 3 (3.85%) IT Sales Executive
10 2 (2.56%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Software Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Web Services
2 2 (2.56%) XML
2 2 (2.56%) JSF
2 2 (2.56%) Dojo
2 2 (2.56%) GWT
2 2 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (1.28%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (43.59%) Blackberry
1 34 (43.59%) Clustering
2 9 (11.54%) iPad
3 3 (3.85%) Replication
4 2 (2.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 62 (79.49%) Windows
2 51 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (43.59%) Windows 2000
4 30 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (32.05%) Windows 7
6 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (21.79%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.97%) Linux
8 5 (6.41%) Mac OS X
8 5 (6.41%) Ubuntu
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Project Management
2 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.69%) ITIL
3 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (2.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.56%) Migration
6 2 (2.56%) Process Management
6 2 (2.56%) Logistics
6 2 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (2.56%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.56%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.56%) Image Processing
6 2 (2.56%) Web Application Development
7 1 (1.28%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.28%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.28%) Information Security
7 1 (1.28%) Content Management
7 1 (1.28%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) VBScript
2 3 (3.85%) VB
2 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.56%) C
3 2 (2.56%) Java
3 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 22 (28.21%) SC Cleared
3 17 (21.79%) MCP
4 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.97%) CCNA
5 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.69%) MCSE
7 5 (6.41%) MCSA
7 5 (6.41%) Degree
8 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 48 (61.54%) VMware ESX
3 44 (56.41%) vSphere
4 36 (46.15%) XenDesktop
5 34 (43.59%) vCloud
6 33 (42.31%) XenApp
7 22 (28.21%) Hyper-V
8 12 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 48 (61.54%) Backup Exec
2 35 (44.87%) Norton AntiVirus
3 34 (43.59%) NetBackup
4 6 (7.69%) Nagios
5 1 (1.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 71 (91.03%) Microsoft
2 56 (71.79%) VMware
3 51 (65.38%) Cisco
4 46 (58.97%) Citrix
5 35 (44.87%) Symantec
6 34 (43.59%) Veritas
7 27 (34.62%) HP
8 17 (21.79%) Apple
8 17 (21.79%) SonicWALL
9 9 (11.54%) Websense
9 9 (11.54%) Lotus
10 7 (8.97%) EMC
10 7 (8.97%) Acronis
11 5 (6.41%) WatchGuard
12 3 (3.85%) IronPort
12 3 (3.85%) Veeam
12 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.85%) Google
12 3 (3.85%) NetApp
13 2 (2.56%) Oracle